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Altitude and CHF, COPD & Pulmonary Hypertension

My mother just turned 90 and is living in Denver, CO (elevation 5,280 ft.)  She was diagnosed 2 years ago with COPD, then CHF and pulmonary hypertension.  She is currently using supplemental oxygen therapy 24/7 @ a rate of 5 - 6 LPM.  What might be the benefits from a life expectancy perspective and a quality of life perspective as compared to the stress of a move to sea level, (Florida - high humidity)?
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I have CHF and the very last place I would want to be is in a high humidity environment.  It seems to make breathing harder for me, versus a cooler environment.  Even a hot shower sometimes makes breathing more labored.
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Thanks for the comment. I would not have thought about the humidity having such a negative effect.
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